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Political leadership

Qatar Emir Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

Emir Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (since 25 June 2013)

Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani (since 26 June 2013)


total: 11,586 sq km


total: 60 km

Border countries

Saudi Arabia 60 km


563 km


2,194,817 (2015 est.) (country comparison to the world: 144)

Age structure

0-14 years: 12.5% 15-64 years: 86.7% 65+ 0.89% (2015 est.)

Population growth rate

3.07% (2015 est.)


Urban population: 99.2% of total population (2015) rate of urbanisation: 6% annual rate of change (2010-2015 est.)

Major cities

Doha (capital) 718,000 (2015 est.)

Ethnic groups

Arab 40%, Indian 18%, Pakistani 18%, Iranian 10%, other 14%


Muslim 77.5%, Christian 8.5%, other 14% (2004 est.)


Arabic (official), English (commonly used as a second language)


(Age 15+ Can Read and Write) total population: 97.3% male: 97.4% female: 96.8% (2015 est.)


$324.2 billion (2015 est.) $309.6 billion (2014 est.)

GDP Real growth rate

4.7% (2015 est.) 4% (2014 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP)

$145,000 (2015 est.) $138,500 (2014 est.)

Unemployment rate

total 0.4% (2015 est.), youth (15-24) 1.1% (2013 est.)

Population below poverty line


Public debt

39.9% of GDP (2015 est.) 31.9% of GDP (2014 est.)

Inflation rate

1.6% (2015 est.)

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